July 9–11, 2020

Attend Summer NAMM

Music City Center • Nashville, TN

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer NAMM, scheduled for July 9–11 in Nashville has been canceled.  The industry's mid-summer gathering will return to Nashville Music City Center, July 15–17, 2021.

The Latest Products, Free Education and Dynamic Networking Events

Empower the second half of your year by building your ideal inventory mix ahead of the back-to-school and holiday buying seasons. Join us in Music City for free NAMM U education, dynamic networking and hands-on experiences with products.

Gather with 16k+ industry professionals to explore the latest products and ideas to grow their business.

Learn best practices and train your staff at Retail Training Summit, NAMM U sessions and many more!

Find unique products that attract customers to your store and increase sales.

Gain new ideas, connections and inspiration to drive a successful second half of the year.

Grow Your Business At 2020 Summer NAMM

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Benefits of Attending

  • Find unique products to optimize your inventory ahead of the holiday and back-to-school buying seasons
  • Explore new ideas to build your business and develop your team at free NAMM U and TEC Track sessions, as well as Top 100 Dealer Awards
  • Discover the future of audio with A3E and the Pro Audio Showcase
  • Network with industry leaders and peers during receptions, concerts and more
  • Explore Nashville, one of America's most musical cities
 

Testimonials

"Summer NAMM is important for us because of all the new products here, and to have the opportunity to meet the manufacturers and actually see the products in person. It's part of our strategy that lets us introduce these new products to our customers all over the world."

Mitch Gallagher • Editorial Director • Sweetwater

"We’ve seen dealers from literally all over the world and it’s been amazing to make connections."

JC Curleigh • President, CEO • Gibson Brands

"We are looking toward the fourth quarter now, so Summer NAMM definitely gives us a good approach for what’s new for back to school and holiday."

Lauren Haas Amanfoh • President • Royalton Music Center

"This is a people business, and building relationships is the best investment a retailer or manufacturer could possibly make. Because of this simple fact, Cosmo never misses a chance to attend Summer NAMM, allowing us the opportunity to connect with our manufacturers, distributors and fellow retailers in an environment focused on fun and organic business growth."

Mark Hebert • President, CEO • Cosmo Music

 

Exhibits

With 1,600+ top music and sound brands present, there are plenty of exciting and innovative products to explore.

Music

Featuring music instrument communities from fretted to school band and orchestra.

Sound

Showcasing a global collection of pro audio, live sound and recording brands.

 

Education

Experience free education sessions you won't find anywhere else. Explore topics on business development, marketing, best practices, industry secrets and so much more.

Retail Training Summit

Get an edge on the competition at the premier one-day education experience for music dealers delivered in six tracks covering topics across retail.

TEC Tracks

Learn from experts in the sound, studio and stage production on the latest in in-ear monitoring, immersive audio, preservation techniques and more.

Policy Sessions

Stay up to date on laws and policies that affect your business, including CITES regulations and Prop 65, in roundtable discussions led by industry experts.

NAMM U Breakfast Sessions

Glean some inspiration each morning with industry thought leaders sharing big-picture strategies and ideas on a number of thought-provoking subjects.

NAMM Idea Center

Gain proven strategies for growing your business with these results-oriented, how-to tactics and tips, delivered by NAMM members, for NAMM members.

A3E

Future-focused sessions that explore how advanced audio applications are transforming the music industry, production and performance.

Events

Get business done and have some fun with a variety of entertainment including prestigious awards, performances, networking events and one of America's most musical cities.

Coming soon in April 2020.

 

Who Should Attend?

All members of NAMM are invited to attend Summer NAMM. Qualified representatives from organizations that are not eligible for NAMM membership, including pro audio, live event and themed entertainment professionals, buyers and influencers from houses of worship, studios, concert halls, universities, casinos, hotels and other venues, as well as music educators and music majors may apply for a General Attendee badge.

NAMM Members

The following categories qualify to be a NAMM member:

  • Retailers
  • Distributors and importers/exporters
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Repair technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Component suppliers
  • Independent sales representatives
  • Industry service providers
  • Publishers of sheet music
  • AV Systems Integrators

General Attendees

 The following categories qualify to be a general attendee:

  • Pro audio engineers
  • Live sound professionals
  • Entertainment technology professionals
  • Theme park operators
  • Touring and staging professionals
  • Venue and studio representatives
  • Houses of worship representatives
  • Educators and instructors
  • Students
  • Professionals in the music, sound or entertainment technology products industry